7th Grade Bible
Students will be asked to dig deep as they navigate through and find the answers to their biggest questions about relationships with God (e.g., Why should I even trust Him?), themselves (e.g., What if I really mess up?), and others. During each lesson students will plunge into the Bible and study one Biblical passage that relates to the topic they are focusing on, and will end their study with a direct connection to Jesus.
8th Grade Bible
The Bible is the infallible, inerrant and inspired Word of God. It is the basis of faith for billions of people around the globe, yet many students express frustration over their attempts to understand the Bible. They have picked up a smattering of information over the years and know certain parts of God's Word better than others, but most still do not see how those stories fit together. And yet, when the pages of Scripture are opened One God, One Book, and One Story emerge. The aim of this course is to help students understand the big picture of the Bible, and how their story fits into God's unfolding plan of salvation..
This class is designed to help students develop a biblical worldview. Because worldviews are pertinent to every person’s life – the way we think and the way we act—and because virtually every worldview promises some sort of salvation or utopia, the study of worldviews is of critical importance. By the time the student completes this course, they should understand how certain ideas comprise a worldview’s content and give it form.
Worldview II - Understanding the Times
Worldview II takes students through an in depth study of the six major worldviews, looking at each worldview's perspective in ten academic disciplines.
In this course specifically designed for upperclassmen, students will explore personality traits, family dynamics and social issues in a biblical context.
Students will engage in mission opportunities in the Fergus Falls area and gain context for living a missional life through studying God's Word and reading mission-focused texts.
Philosophy & Religion
This is a two semester course designed to give each student a reading series of intellectual, historical, and religious works. Reading comprehension and analytical discussion of the works will be measured throughout the semester. Through the reading of these works, the students will understand the reliability of the Bible and Christian doctrine.
Old Testament Survey (offered every other year)
An introductory look at the Old Testament beginning with Genesis and going through Malachi.
Book of Genesis
In this Bible course, student will be learning about the origins of the world, nature, man, sin and the covenant God established with Abraham and his descendants. Topics of monumental importance such as creation versus evolution, man’s fall into sin, and the universal flood are studied. The goal is to understand the book as it ties into the whole salvation story centered around Jesus and to glean practical lessons for our daily lives.
The emphasis of this course is a semester long study of the book of Proverbs. The study is lecture and discussion based and will involve some small group interaction.
These little-known books of the Old Testament were written for times and situations that were quite similar to the moral and religious atmosphere of our own society. The students will learn that God’s Word speaks to our lives as they hear the prophets’ messages to the two kingdoms of Israel. There is much law and judgment but also much grace and Gospel for us to apply.
New Testament Survey (offered every other year)
An introductory look at the New Testament beginning with the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and continuing through the book of Revelation.
Book of Mark
The emphasis of this course is a yearlong study of the Gospel of Mark. The study will be discussion based and therefore involve a considerable amount of working in small groups. The main text will be a blank manuscript of the Gospel of Mark. This course is also designed to provide students with practical experience in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ both in work and indeed.
Book of John
It is apparent that the Apostle John wrote with brazen intentionality and ruthless selectivity. His purpose was clear, “These (miracles) are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). John’s aim was to focus less on what Jesus did and more on who He was so that each reader would come face-to-face with the One who made God known to us (John 1:18). This course will be a verse by verse study of the Apostle John’s eyewitness gospel account. It is designed to be highly discussion based, and will focus on the deeper theological teachings that John addresses. The objective is for students to find life in the name of Jesus and no other (John 1:12; 10:10b).
Book of Acts
The Act is not done yet. That is, the act of God’s Holy Spirit, extending the Gospels and building His church through those who believe in Jesus. In this course, the students see the apostles in action during the early years of the Christian church. Students learn from the examples, messages, and practices of early Christians as well as study some current mission themes and models. The objective is to facilitate the students’ own involvement in spreading God’s Kingdom.
Epistles of Paul
Students will learn about the Apostle Paul and the things he believed by engaging in a chapter by chapter, verse by verse Bible study of each of Paul’s letters: Romans, I & II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Timothy, I & II Thessalonians, Titus, Philemon. A historical overview is included for each book with information about the church or individual recipient of Paul’s letter. Both theological and practical issues are discussed in depth.